International Engineering Program

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Big Thinker: Cara Nunez ’16

Cara Nunez won the top prize in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition Elevator Pitch Contest in December. The Spanish IEP student had only 90 seconds to convince a team of judges that the device she and a group of fellow students had invented could be successfully commercialized.

International travel takes scholarship recipient out of his comfort zone

Reprinted from the URI Foundation’s development newsletter When Kevin Drumm ’15 went to Spain with the International Engineering Program (IEP) to study at TECNUN University of Navarra, he reported back to the program what his life was like abroad, a trip taken with help from a Demers Fellowship: “My most memorable experiences this year were: […]

Ahmed Fadl

Ahmed Fadl: Preventing Disaster at NASA

To keep its rockets and the public safe, NASA turns to URI mechanical engineering graduate Ahmed Fadl (’05 & ’10) who garnered one of the agency’s top employee recognition awards in 2014 for preventing a disaster.

Hicham Benjelloun: From Morocco to URI

Hicham Benjelloun: From Morocco to URI

French International Engineering Program student Hicham Benjelloun (’15) traveled 3,500 miles from Morocco to study at URI and found a global education he never imagined.

Tabitha Koehn

Tabitha Koehn: On a Mission for Clean Energy

Inspired by a train ride while studying in Germany, Tabitha Koehn wants to move the United States toward energy independence.

Eli Lamothe

Eli Lamothe: Inventing the Cars of Tomorrow

Mechanical engineering student Eli Lamothe spent six months in Audi’s research and development lab seeing the next generation of cars take shape.

Erik Simpanen

Erik Simpanen: Science fiction medicine

Globetrotting engineering student Erik Simpanen plans to leverage an international engineering experience to usher in a new generation of medical devices.

Jessica Damicis

Jessica Damicis: A World Traveler

Before college, Jessica Damicis (’15) never left the country. Today the 23-year-old has traveled to six countries on three continents, lived and studied in Spain, interned in Kenya and built a wastewater treatment system in Guatemala.

Amandine Gatali

Dispatches from Abroad

International Engineering Program students send letters home about their internships at engineering firms around the world.

David Powers

Dave Powers: Designing products with ‘comfort’ in mind

Mechanical engineering student Dave Powers looks forward to putting his tactile abilities to work in the field of ergonomics, designing consumer products with the comfort of the end user in mind. To do so, he’ll rely on his International Engineering Program experience.

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